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Brad Pitt Honored Angelina Jolie’s Late Mother, Marcheline Bertrand, at Their Wedding

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt had a stone engraved with a tribute to Angelina Jolie's late mother, Marcheline Bertrand, at their wedding in France

Family was the name of the game at Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie‘s wedding. The A-list couple made sure their six kids were involved in almost every part of the ceremony, and loved ones who couldn’t be there in person were there in spirit. Pitt even found a way to include Jolie’s late mother, Marcheline Bertrand, who died of ovarian cancer in 2007.

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According to Hello! magazine, which published photos from the Jolie-Pitt nuptials this week, the Fury actor, 50, had a stone engraved with a tribute to Bertrand at the spot where they said “I do” in the chapel at Chateau Miraval.

Bertrand had been very supportive of her daughter’s relationship with Pitt, telling Us Weekly before her death that she loved the Moneyball star. “He is wonderful,” she told Us in 2006, shortly after Jolie announced she was pregnant with her first biological child, daughter Shiloh. “I am very, very happy and very excited for them.”

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Marcheline Bertrand and Angelina Jolie
Brad Pitt had a stone engraved with a tribute to Angelina Jolie’s late mother, Marcheline Bertrand, at their wedding in France

The tribute to Bertrand is just one example of the many special touches at Brangelina’s super-secret wedding. “Brad and Angelina wanted the ceremony to be both simple and personal,” a source told Hello! of the special day.

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It was indeed that. Hello! reports that the Maleficent star, 39, walked down the aisle with sons Maddox and Pax to Pitt humming “Here Comes the Bride.” The parents then exchanged vows before celebrating their marriage with a small group of guests including Pitt’s mother and father, Jane and William; his siblings, Doug and Julie; and Jolie’s brother James Haven. (As previously reported, Angelina and James’ father and Bertrand’s ex-husband, Jon Voight, was not present.)

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“It was important to us that the day was relaxed and full of laughter,” the newly minted husband and wife told Hello! of their wedding. “It was such a special day to share with our children and a very happy time for our family.”

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